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Dark Mode Coming To Google Chrome For Android

Version 73 of Chrome Beta now includes Dark Mode, but it’s not well-implemented at the moment. Perhaps a more sophisticated iteration is due when it potentially launches for regular Chrome later on.

Tech February 11, 2019

Google Maps AR Navigation Is Now Available To Some Users

For those who have a weak sense of direction, there’s now an AR-powered Google Map. Currently being tested by a select number of people, the new feature uses a phone’s camera to find a user’s exact location.

Tech February 11, 2019

Malicious Android App That Steals Cryptocurrency Found On The Play Store

ESET has discovered an Android app that steals cryptocurrency on the Google Play Store. Called a 'clipper,' it tricks users into depositing into the hacker's cryptocurrency wallet address instead of their own.

Tech February 10, 2019

Fitbit’s New Health Tracker Is Only Available Through Employers And Health Insurers

Fitbit recently launched its cheapest fitness tracker yet. However, it won’t be available to the consumer market, but users can get it through insurance providers and employers.

Tech February 11, 2019

Kid’s Gadget From The ‘80s Speak & Spell Is Making A Comeback

For ‘80s kids, Speak & Spell is like a high-tech gadget from the future. Now, this children’s toy is making a return thanks to Basic Fun.

Tech February 9, 2019

Google’s New Job Listing Could Mean It’s Finally Making A Smartwatch

Google might be on to something: this time, it could be making a smartwatch. Current job listings at the company’s Careers site point out to this possibility.

Tech February 9, 2019

Vivo V15 Pro To Get 32-Megapixel Popup Selfie Camera, Out Feb. 20

Vivo is scheduled to unveil the V15 and V15 Pro this Feb. 20 as its latest powerhouse midrangers. The latter will apparently have an upgraded popup camera for high-quality selfies.

Tech February 8, 2019

IGTV Previews Coming To Your Main Instagram Feed

Instagram really wants you to watch IGTV videos. So much so that it’s now going to show one-minute IGTV previews on the main Instagram app.

Tech February 8, 2019

Jeff Bezos Reveals The National Enquirer Threatened To Publish His Nude Photos: Here’s What He Said

Documents reveal that AMI, the parent company of tabloid National Enquirer, has threatened to publish nude photos of Jeff Bezos. But the Amazon CEO isn’t playing its game.

Tech February 8, 2019

You Might Get Banned From Spotify If You’re Using Ad Blockers

Spotify is on one of its most important turning points. The company, which turned a profit for the first time in 13 years, is about to swat freeloaders who use ad blockers as it experiences continued growth.

Tech February 8, 2019

Google's Adiantum Lets Even Cheap Android Smartphones Get Encryption

Google is unveiling its new form of encryption called Adiantum. It's designed to work with even low-end smartphones, computers, and the like without slowing them down and making them unusable.

Tech February 7, 2019

Netflix For iOS Is Finally Getting The Smart Downloads Feature

After being available on Android devices since summer last year, Netflix is now rolling out the Smart Downloads feature to iOS users. This feature manages videos downloaded for offline viewing.

Tech February 8, 2019

Apple Releases Fix For The Eavesdropping Group FaceTime Bug

Apple finally rolls out the fix for the eavesdropping FaceTime bug. The company already disabled the Group FaceTime feature prior to the iOS 12.1.4 update.

Tech February 8, 2019

Skype Introduces Automatic Background Blur So Colleagues Won’t See Your Embarrassing Bedroom

AI-powered background blur available on Skype video calls, a direct port of the same feature on Microsoft Teams. Don’t use it will-nilly, though, since it’s still experimental.

Tech February 7, 2019

The Upcoming Sony Xperia XA3 Has A 21:9 Screen And No Notch, According To This Leak

The upcoming Xperia XA3 is scheduled to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress. WinFuture just gave everyone an early look at the device, which seems to be sporting a 21:9 display.

Tech February 7, 2019

LG G8 ThinQ Will Have A Front-Facing 3D Camera For Face Unlock

The LG G8 ThinQ will feature a time-of-flight sensor, presumably for face unlock. It remains unclear what else it’ll be used for, though, but LG is poised to share more details at the Mobile World Congress later this month.

Tech February 7, 2019

Popular iOS Apps Found To Secretly Record Your iPhone Screen, Put Your Personal Data At Risk

An investigation by TechCrunch found that a lot of popular iOS apps are secretly recording iPhone users' screens. This method of gathering data known as 'session replaying' may inadvertently expose sensitive information and put them at risk.

Tech February 6, 2019

Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference Schedule Confirmed: Event Begins May 6

The Build developer conference will take place on May 6 to 8. Just like the previous years, the event is happening alongside Google’s I/O, also scheduled in the same week.

Tech February 7, 2019

Samsung's New Wireless Earphones 'Galaxy Buds,' Galaxy S10 (Again) Leak: Reverse Charging, In-Display Fingerprint Reader

Samsung's new truly wireless earphones called 'Galaxy Buds' just got leaked, and yet another Galaxy S10 leak is circulating online too. What's more, they show off the rumored reverse charging feature and confirm the in-display fingerprint reader.

Tech February 6, 2019

Unsend Option Finally Available In Facebook Messenger, But What’s The Catch?

Users now have the option to unsend a message in Facebook Messenger, but it has to be done quickly. Previously, this option was only available to the company's CEO.

Tech February 6, 2019

QuadrigaCX Founder Gerald Cotten Dies Leaving $190 Million Worth Of Cryptocurrency Locked In His Laptop

QuadrigaCX founder Gerald Cotten has the only access to the cold storage of the cryptocurrency exchange. When he died in December, he took the encrypted access to $190 million worth of cryptocurrency.

Tech February 5, 2019

Apple Is Now Selling A Refurbished iPhone X For Just $769

Save over $200 with a refurbished iPhone X, now available directly from Apple. It comes with all the manuals and accessories, just not the typical fancy packaging.

Tech February 5, 2019

Firefox Will Soon Mute Autoplaying Videos Automatically

Autoplaying videos are one of the most egregious banes of internet culture. Fortunately, Firefox 66, which Mozilla is scheduled to launch this March, will mute them by default.

Tech February 5, 2019

Instagram Testing ‘Main Account’ Feature For Managing Multiple Profiles

Instagram is making it easier for people with multiple accounts to manage their profiles with a new feature called Main Account. Don’t get excited yet, though.

Tech February 5, 2019

The New Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch Might Not Get A Rotating Bezel

An alleged image of the Galaxy Sport is now floating around the internet, with no rotating bezel in sight. Is Samsung done with this iconic feature?

Tech February 5, 2019

14-Year-Old Boy Who Found FaceTime Bug Could Be Eligible For Apple's Bug Bounty Program

The boy who discovered an eavesdropping FaceTime bug might receive monetary rewards from Apple. Reports said that an Apple executive flew to Arizona to thank the teenager for his find.

Tech February 5, 2019

Google's Live Transcribe, Sound Amplifier Android Apps Help Deaf Or Hard-Of-Hearing People: Here's How

Google has unwrapped two new Android apps for deaf and hard-of-hearing users. Called Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier, these accessibility features can help people with hearing loss in daily interactions and the like.

Tech February 4, 2019

Fake 5G Icon Appears In Some AT&T iPhones After Latest iOS Beta

AT&T’s 5G E badge first appeared on some Android phones in early January. Now iPhone users are in for a 'new' network, courtesy of the iOS 12.2 beta 2 update.

Tech February 5, 2019

Twitter Might Soon Allow People To Edit Tweets, But There’s A Catch

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey offered some suggestions as to how an edit button on Twitter would work. He said there might be a limited editing period and that users might be able to see a tweet’s original version.

Tech February 4, 2019

Galaxy A90 Rumored To Have Popup Camera And 'No-Notch' Display

The Galaxy A90 will have a pop-up camera, which means it won’t have a notch display. It’s not clear when Samsung plans to release the phone, though.

Tech February 4, 2019

Remember Inbox? Google Might Be Bringing Some Of Its Features Over To Gmail

Gmail is set to receive more features lifted from Inbox soon. Fan favorites such as reminders, pinned messages, and bundled categories, are rumored to be coming over.

Tech February 4, 2019

Spotify Reportedly Plans To Acquire Podcast Firm Gimlet Media

Spotify is reportedly looking to expand its content through purchasing podcast producer Gimlet Media. Both companies are said to be in 'advanced talks,' according to sources.

Tech February 4, 2019

Q Acoustics Shows Off Tensegrity Speaker Stand That Kills Unnecessary Vibrations

Q Acoustics latest speaker, Concept 300, arrives with an aluminum tripod stand called the Tensegrity that kills unnecessary vibrations. Critics said the stand is the real star — not the speaker itself.

Tech February 4, 2019

This Might Be The Budget Galaxy S10 That Will Rival The iPhone XR

Samsung is expected to unveil a low-cost entry-level Galaxy S10 model later this February. As these new leaked images allege, that particular model will sport thicker bezels, a dual camera, and oddly, a side fingerprint scanner.

Tech February 2, 2019

Facebook And Snopes No Longer Working Together To Fact-Check News Stories

Snopes is walking away from its fact-checking partnership with Facebook. Instead of making it easier just for Facebook to debunk fake news, it plans to develop tools to make it easier for the entire web.

Tech February 2, 2019

Uber To Give Free Rides To Losing Super Bowl Team

Good news: Uber says it’s going to provide free rides after the Super Bowl game. Bad news: if you’re eligible for the promotion, it means your team lost.

Tech February 2, 2019

Desktop Apps In Windows Mixed Reality Now Possible Via Preview Build 18329

The recently announced Windows 10 Insider Preiew Build 18329 is coming with a feature that lets users run Win32 desktop apps in Windows Mixed Reality. There's also a new Top apps section in Search and dark mode for Mail and Calendar.

Tech February 1, 2019

Apple TV 4K And AirPods Sold At Cost, HomePod At Loss: Report

According to Daring Fireball's John Gruber, Apple sells its Apple TV 4K and AirPods at cost and the HomePod at a loss. He also says that the company's products aren't overpriced, just 'too good of a product.'

Tech February 1, 2019

Verily Is Making Smart Shoes That Can Measure Weight And Detect Falls

Alphabet’s Verily has a new project that focuses on weight and movement tracking. Reports say that the company has been in talks with possible partners that can help launch its smart shoes.

Tech February 2, 2019

Huawei Set To Unveil 5G Foldable Phone On Feb. 24

Foldable phones are coming this year. Huawei tweeted a teaser of its first 5G foldable phone, possibly making a debut at MWC 2019 in Barcelona.

Tech February 2, 2019

Apple Says Solution For FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug Won't Come Till Next Week

Apple announced that the update that will fix the FaceTime bug will arrive by next week. The flaw allowed users to eavesdrop to other members who didn't answer the call.

Tech February 2, 2019

Heads Up, Hulu Subscribers: You Might Soon See Ads While The Video Is Paused

Hulu is set to display pause ads, a new ad format which appears a few seconds after a content remains paused. The company hopes that non-disruptive ad formats could make up half of its entire revenue eventually.

Tech February 1, 2019

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S10 Press Renders ‘Confirm’ Punch Hole Design

Keen-eyed folks have now gotten hold of what are allegedly official renders of the Galaxy S10. Unsurprisingly, they line up with what previous leaks have shown.

Tech February 1, 2019

Your Phone's Battery Might Not Survive Extreme Temperatures: How To Prevent It From Shutting Down

Frosty weather is here again, courtesy of the polar vortex. It’s important to keep yourself warm, but your device needs some protection from the cold, too.

Tech February 1, 2019

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